Darrell’s interest in carving started when his brother in law decided to carve decoys to hunt over. He admired his carvings and expressed a desire to give it a try. He took Darrell under his wing and he has been carving ever since.
Darrell decided to enter carving competitions and have won numerous awards and ribbons. He competed in carving shows in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New York, California, and the prestigious Ward World Championship Carving Competition in Ocean City Maryland, and has been awarded ribbons in all of the competitions listed.
His carvings are in private collections throughout the country.